On August 27 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo’s story at Juventus came to an end. The 5 times Ballon D’or winner signed for Man United after 3 glorious seasons at Juventus. The player scored 101 goals and 22 Assists in 134 games for the old lady with a goal per match ratio of 0.75. He won 2 Scudetto, 2 Supercoppa trophy and 1 Coppa Italia trophy in the black and white Shirt. As Ronaldo’s journey of innumerable records and achievements at Juventus reached it’s conclusion, Max Statman would like to highlight the top moments of our star player at Juventus.
Brace against Sassuolo
On the 4th match day of 2018/19 season, Ronaldo’s first goal for Juventus was scored in a league match against Sassuolo. The goal was made ever more special by the fact that it was scored in our Allianz stadium. The crowd echoing Siuuu as Ronaldo celebrated his goal was just the beginning of an incredible journey.
Hattrick against Atlético
Well how could this not make the list. After being 2-0 down in the first leg, Cristiano’s hattrick against his favorite opponent Atlético Madrid made sure we qualified for the UEFA champions league quarterfinals. The first 2 headers were beautiful but the 86th minute penalty was a ‘do or die’ situation. As Ronaldo sent the ball into the bottom left corner completing the comeback, the scenes at the Allianz stadium were unbelievable. Ronaldo was the man of the hour once again. Moreover, for the first time since 05-06 Juventus had progressed in a Champions League knockout match having lost the first leg. The match was sensational. The Star player was sensational.
Ronaldo’s towering header
On December 18 2019, Juventus played Sampdoria in Serie A. It was an easy 2-1 victory against the Genoa based club. The second goal was a mesmerizing and gravity-defying header from Ronaldo. He jumped to a height of 8.39 feet to score that sublime header. The incredible leap wasn’t the best part about his header, his hang time of 1.5 seconds in the air was the main talking point. It was said to be an NBA style header. According to me it is his best goal for the bianconeri.
Cristiano scored thrice against Cagliari on march 14 2021. The hattrick made him the official highest goalscorer in the history of football with 770 goals. In the next Serie A fixture against Benevento, Ronaldo was presented with a GOAT770 jersey by the Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.
100 goals for Juventus
On May 13 2021, Cristiano scored his 100th goal for Juventus across all competitions. He became the fastest player to reach this milestone doing so in 131 games for the bianconeri. He also became the first Juventus player to reach the 3 digit number under 3 seasons. The 36-year old living legend also became the only player to score more than 100 goals for three different clubs and his national team, Portugal. Just another record for the goal machine.
From 1st December 2019 to 22nd January 2020, Ronaldo scored in 11 consecutive Serie A games. He scored against Lazio, Sassuolo, Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari, Roma, Parma, Napoli, Fiorentina, Hellas Verona and SPAL. It was the joint best goalscoring streak in the league. He equalled the Serie A consecutive goal record in his 1000th professional match. He made the record of scoring in 11 successive games in 3 different football competitions. The unstoppable Portugese was writing history in the Juventus shirt.
Serie A title
In his first season at Juventus, Cristiano won the Scudetto with the Old Lady. The trophy made him one of the few selected players who had won league title in 3 different countries. He was named Serie A Player of the Season as well. In total Cristiano won 2 Serie A trophy’s at Juventus.
As mentioned above Cristiano won the Most Valuable Player award in the 2018 season. He won the Best Striker award in his last season at Juventus. Cristiano is also the current holder of the Capocannoniere award. He scored 29 goals for Juventus in Serie A 2020-21. In his time at Juventus, awards were pouring individually and collectively.
Brace against Udinese
I speak for the whole fanbase when I say we wouldn’t be playing in the champions league if it wasn’t for this win. Ronaldo’s last minute double, not just secured 3 points but gave our Champions League hope a boost. No player in the world is as clutch as Cristiano and he has proved himself on numerous occasions.
Disallowed goal against Udinese
Well it’s certainly not an iconic moment but, this is going to be his last moment in the black and white Jersey. A last minute winner was scored by Ronaldo which was disallowed for being offside, ultimately. Isn’t it quite ironic my readers? You think it’s a goal, you celebrate it hysterically and it turns out to be offside. That’s exactly what happened with Juventus fans. We thought Ronaldo was staying, we celebrated it and everything turned to dust in the dying days of the transfer window. Cristiano’s final moments in his last match is pretty similar to his final moments as a Juventus player. Unexpected Drama. Atleast Juventus fans can sleep peacefully knowing that our star player gave his all for the club in the past 3 seasons before leaving.
With the departure of Ronaldo, Juventus have started a new chapter. While the loss of Cristiano is something we need to compensate by finding a proper replacement, I can’t wait to start this era with new found hope. Max statman would like to thank Cristiano for all the contribution he has made for the club over the past 3 seasons and wish him a very best of luck for his new endeavor.